Stay away from anything ceramic, hawk hps, or hawk hp+ and you will most likely be fine for pedestrian driving.
If you like to get on the brakes go for the performance friction, porterfield that Andy mentioned, cool carbon or stick with dusty oem style pads.
I believe Centric manufactures in China. PF is down south and they are really cool to deal with. I've met the cool carbon guys too but never tried them personally.